Table 3: Public data sources exploited in the current study.

Site nameLinkReference

International surveillance networks

Neglected Diseases Initiative of the World Health Organizationhttp://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/en/[59]
Center for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/agentlist-category.asp[93]
San Francisco Bay Area Cryptosporidiosis Surveillance Projecthttp://www.sfphes.org/water/index_crypto.htm[136]
C-EnterNet (Canadian Integrated Enteric Disease Surveillance System)http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/c-enternet/index-eng.php[153]
Public Health Agency of Canadahttp://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php[154]
FoodNethttp://www.cdc.gov/FoodNet/[183]

Suites of free and open-epidemiology data source

Tri-County Health Departmenthttp://www.tchd.org/[150]
AIDS sitehttp://data.unaids.org/en/default/asp[161]
Communicable Diseases Branchhttp://www.health.qld.gov.au/ph/cdb/default.asp[245]
NetEpihttp://code.google.com/p/netepi[273]
Epi Info softwarehttp://www.who.int/chp/steps/resources/EpiInfo/en/index.html[274]

Open-access peer-reviewed journals

Euroserveillance Europe’s Journal on infectious diasese epidemiology, prevention and controlhttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/[63, 81, 98, 99, 178, 246248, 276, 291, 292]
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/[92, 131, 132, 146, 156, 185191, 249, 258, 260, 285, 293295]
Public Health Agency of Canadahttp://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/surveillance-eng.php[86, 296, 297]